Trails were established by prospectors traveling through the Turnagain Pass area. The Ingram Creek trail followed the creek from Turnagain Arm up to Turnagain Pass. After the pass, the trail followed Granite Creek to Sixmile Creek, which then led prospectors to Sunrise and Hope. The Granite Creek/Ingram Creek trails were both connected to the original Iditarod Trail, a series of winter trails from Seward to Nome that gave prospectors overland access to the gold fields of the mining districts of the Interior. Granite Creek/Ingram Creek trails were used until the early 1950s when the Seward Highway was completed along roughly the same route.
Both creeks offer fishing opportunities, and Granite has a campground.